Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 103 129
Rank change year-on-year +36 +26 +8
Contract jobs citing REST 153 135 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.69% 1.96% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.54% 7.01% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 100 65
North West median daily rate £421 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% -4.76% +15.86%
10th Percentile £313 £318 £313
90th Percentile £622 £475 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £436
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.15% +9.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
North West median hourly rate - £39.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.09% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -16.00% +7.14%

REST is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1792 1927 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.53% 27.95% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1218 1350 1268
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +17.99%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £540
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 27 66
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.53 £15.40 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.51 £44.85 £45.67
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 67 £400 - 13
Cheshire +31 44 £400 -3.03% 15
Merseyside +23 23 £463 +32.14% 7
Lancashire +27 14 £425 +7.59% 8
REST
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for REST.

1 89 (58.17%) Java
2 72 (47.06%) TDD
3 71 (46.41%) Git (software)
4 66 (43.14%) JavaScript
5 63 (41.18%) Web Services
5 63 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (37.91%) SOAP
6 58 (37.91%) SQL
7 53 (34.64%) Test Automation
8 45 (29.41%) MySQL
8 45 (29.41%) MongoDB
9 43 (28.10%) NoSQL
10 39 (25.49%) Node.js
10 39 (25.49%) Spring
11 36 (23.53%) JIRA
12 35 (22.88%) Linux
13 34 (22.22%) HTML
13 34 (22.22%) CSS
14 32 (20.92%) JUnit
14 32 (20.92%) Finance
14 32 (20.92%) BDD
14 32 (20.92%) Microservices
15 31 (20.26%) Jenkins
15 31 (20.26%) Open Source
15 31 (20.26%) PostgreSQL
16 29 (18.95%) Scrum
16 29 (18.95%) JSON
16 29 (18.95%) Cucumber
17 28 (18.30%) Software Engineering
17 28 (18.30%) Confluence

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (18.30%) Confluence
2 9 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.92%) Drupal
3 6 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.61%) CMS
4 4 (2.61%) WordPress
5 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.31%) Anypoint
6 2 (1.31%) Apache
6 2 (1.31%) IIS
6 2 (1.31%) nginx
7 1 (0.65%) JBoss
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.73%) Slack
2 8 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.92%) GitHub
4 3 (1.96%) SaaS
5 2 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.31%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.31%) Office 365
5 2 (1.31%) PaaS
5 2 (1.31%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) SNMP
2 4 (2.61%) HTTP
2 4 (2.61%) Internet
3 3 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.31%) AMQP
4 2 (1.31%) FTP
4 2 (1.31%) Intranet
4 2 (1.31%) VPN
5 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.65%) Firewall
5 1 (0.65%) NFC
5 1 (0.65%) OpenFlow
5 1 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (29.41%) MongoDB
1 45 (29.41%) MySQL
2 43 (28.10%) NoSQL
3 31 (20.26%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (11.76%) Relational Database
5 14 (9.15%) RDBMS
6 13 (8.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.31%) Big Data
10 2 (1.31%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.65%) DB2
11 1 (0.65%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 71 (46.41%) Git (software)
2 36 (23.53%) JIRA
3 32 (20.92%) JUnit
4 31 (20.26%) Jenkins
5 29 (18.95%) Cucumber
6 13 (8.50%) Jasmine
7 11 (7.19%) Gradle
8 10 (6.54%) Maven
9 9 (5.88%) SonarQube
10 7 (4.58%) Eclipse
10 7 (4.58%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (3.92%) Bitbucket
11 6 (3.92%) IntelliJ
11 6 (3.92%) Selenium
12 5 (3.27%) JProfiler
12 5 (3.27%) Mockito
12 5 (3.27%) Subversion
13 3 (1.96%) Xcode
14 2 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (20.92%) Finance
2 21 (13.73%) Banking
3 4 (2.61%) Marketing
4 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.31%) Games
4 2 (1.31%) Law
4 2 (1.31%) Legal
4 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (64.05%) Developer
2 50 (32.68%) Java Developer
3 15 (9.80%) Architect
3 15 (9.80%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.15%) Java Engineer
4 14 (9.15%) Software Developer
5 13 (8.50%) Consultant
6 12 (7.84%) Java Software Engineer
7 11 (7.19%) Java Software Developer
7 11 (7.19%) PHP Developer
8 8 (5.23%) .NET Developer
8 8 (5.23%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (4.58%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (4.58%) JavaScript Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.58%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Author
10 6 (3.92%) Drupal Developer
10 6 (3.92%) Senior Java Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (41.18%) Web Services
2 58 (37.91%) SOAP
3 39 (25.49%) Node.js
3 39 (25.49%) Spring
4 34 (22.22%) CSS
4 34 (22.22%) HTML
5 29 (18.95%) JSON
6 27 (17.65%) Hibernate
7 25 (16.34%) Java EE
8 22 (14.38%) Spring Boot
9 20 (13.07%) .NET
10 17 (11.11%) JPA
11 15 (9.80%) jQuery
11 15 (9.80%) XML
12 14 (9.15%) AngularJS
13 12 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (5.88%) J2EE
14 9 (5.88%) JSP
14 9 (5.88%) React
14 9 (5.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.58%) User Experience
3 6 (3.92%) CMDB
4 3 (1.96%) Animation
4 3 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.31%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.31%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.31%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.31%) Replication
5 2 (1.31%) Social Media
6 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) RIA
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.88%) Linux
2 25 (16.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (7.84%) Windows
4 11 (7.19%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.23%) Unix
6 7 (4.58%) Android
7 2 (1.31%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.31%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (47.06%) TDD
2 63 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (34.64%) Test Automation
4 32 (20.92%) BDD
4 32 (20.92%) Microservices
5 31 (20.26%) Open Source
6 29 (18.95%) Scrum
7 28 (18.30%) Software Engineering
8 26 (16.99%) MVC
9 24 (15.69%) Coaching
9 24 (15.69%) Mentoring
10 22 (14.38%) OO
10 22 (14.38%) SDLC
11 21 (13.73%) Data Modelling
12 19 (12.42%) SFIA
13 18 (11.76%) Kanban
14 17 (11.11%) DevOps
15 16 (10.46%) Unit Testing
16 15 (9.80%) OWASP
16 15 (9.80%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 89 (58.17%) Java
2 66 (43.14%) JavaScript
3 58 (37.91%) SQL
4 19 (12.42%) C#
5 13 (8.50%) PHP
6 8 (5.23%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.92%) PHP 5
7 6 (3.92%) Python
7 6 (3.92%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.27%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.61%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.61%) VB
10 3 (1.96%) Groovy
10 3 (1.96%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.96%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.96%) VBA
11 2 (1.31%) C
11 2 (1.31%) XPath
12 1 (0.65%) ABAP
12 1 (0.65%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.61%) QA
2 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.65%) VMware NSX
1 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.65%) Ansible
2 1 (0.65%) Puppet
2 1 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 24 (15.69%) Oracle
2 17 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.15%) Perforce
4 12 (7.84%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.23%) ServiceNow
6 6 (3.92%) Pega
7 5 (3.27%) Snow
8 3 (1.96%) Apple
8 3 (1.96%) DevExpress
8 3 (1.96%) IBM
9 2 (1.31%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.65%) Google
10 1 (0.65%) SAP
10 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.65%) VMware
10 1 (0.65%) Zend